Recently featured in Whim Online Magazine( The 5th edition) this shoot has been one of my favourite so far. Enjoyed a day playing around in the Botanic Gardens in Wollongong, with a whimsical setting and an even more gorgeous model!
This series of images were meant to evoke vulnerability. Recently a good friend of mine had lost a close family member and it made me realise that no matter how old we get, we are still just as vulnerable to being hurt as when we were children. It doesn’t matter how old you get, you are and will always be vulnerable and death plays such a huge part in that. I personally, have dealt with death a lot over the last few years of my life, losing my Pop & Opa, and also one of my very good friends, i felt like i needed to do this shoot to enable me to fully move on from those experiences in my life. I found the Vintage Carla Zampatti Gown in a local thrift shop and immediately new that it was the perfect outfit for this shoot. I wanted to portray death as the main character(Model Nitty Valentin), and the vulnerability of it. Then i decided that i needed to juxtapose Death, with Innocence(Model Ashley Goodwin). The main feelings and message that i wanted to portray was that death can take anyone, innocence and all. Don’t wish for tomorrow and wish away your life, as you never know what tomorrow may bring.
MODEL Nitty Valentin
MUA Lana Taylor
DRESS- Vintage Carla Zampatti